Is Israel the Nation-State or Religious State of the Jewish People?

Produced by the Israel Democracy Institute, this video (02:05) features Yair Sheleg exploring how the ultra-Orthodox monopoly over religious life in Israel has led to a growing rift between Israeli and Diaspora Jewry. He describes the exclusion of liberal Jewish movements as “national suicide,” referring specifically to the discrimination against women, lack of recognition of rabbis from different streams, and egalitarian worship at the Western Wall. 

 

 

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